“THE END OF THE REIGN OF STATISTICS”—TONIGHT ON PBS. Michael S. Malone had an op ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday—February 23—with the headline “The Big-Data Future Has Arrived”. Malone writes about how big data—the crunching of mountains of raw data—is being increasingly used. Malone lists some startling new insights from big data—such as that “premature babies are at greatest risk when their heartbeats are stable (healthy baby hearts are more erratic)”.
Malone calls attention to the fact that there will be a PBS documentary on big data breakthroughs tonight (February 24).
In the op ed, Malone says: “One of the most extraordinary features of big data is that it signals the end of the reign of statistics.”